My First Ever Giveaway!

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I’m rewatching Harry Potter for the millionth time and willing my eyes to stay open, just to tell you all about an amazing giveaway that is happening on my Instagram right now!

My friend Tracy (@trufflebooks) and I are both celebration 400 and 500 followers on Instagram, and to do this we have chosen to give away 3 items + 1 mystery item which will only be revealed to the winner. Continue reading “My First Ever Giveaway!”

Ruler of Books Tag!

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It is Tag Time! In this post, you will get a little insight into how crazy I would be if I were The Ruler of Books. 

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I’ve seen this tag done by many of my favourite YouTubers, and I wanted to have a go. Luckily I happened to stumble across Caroline’s blog – Just Another Bookish Blog – and found the questions (and this cute graphic) to make this post possible. Continue reading “Ruler of Books Tag!”

Storytime Wednesday: Top 3 Books That Changed My Life & Way Of Thinking

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There are many books that I remember reading as a child and that have shaped me as a person, but the books on this list are unlike those. The three books on this list not only shaped me as a person but shaped my mind and values and left a lasting impression on my mind that I never ever forget the titles or authors of these three.

Ask any of my friends and they will tell you that I recommend these books to EVERYONE who is looking for a new read. Continue reading “Storytime Wednesday: Top 3 Books That Changed My Life & Way Of Thinking”

August TBR

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I just got back from a work conference in the Gold Coast and it was absolutely amazing! I really miss the warm weather up there, but nothing can compare to being at home in my nice warm bed.

Welcome to my ambitious-but-still-kinda-achievable August TBR!

If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen that last week I posted the blow photo with 4 fair sized books captioned something along the lines of ‘August TBR’. So I guess that means I’m back to doing – and hopefully sticking to – monthly TBRs. Continue reading “August TBR”

Storytime Wednesday: Librarians Are Angels

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Lets forget about all those meanie librarians that we see in movies and (rarely) in our everyday lives; and let us focus on those God sent angel librarians who look after us book lovers by chatting to us, recommending us new books to read, and best of all giving us free books.

This is just a small appreciation post for all the librarians out there who help us with pretty much everything; from something as small as finding the right book that suits your current mood, to the most difficult school projects that even they can’t decipher but they help anyways, because they are angels.

And even though they may tell us off and be a little bit grouchy, we must understand that they try their best to keep the library as pristine as their homes, and the people that disrespect that only make the job harder.

So just a big thank you to all of them. Every librarian, but especially the one that helped me with my project throughout years 9 and 10; and the woman who pointed me towards the fantasy section and told me to ‘take my pick’; but especially the person whos face lit up like Christmas when I pulled tens of books from my shopping bag when I was younger, and I proclaimed proudly that I had read them all! The praise has lead me to continue reading and mirror the joy I see in the faces of librarians; because reading can do amazing things for everyone and I am living proof.

Thank your favourite librarian down in the comments and tell me how they/ or just reading in general changed you.

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Stay Happy, Healthy, and have a Lovely Week!!

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Thank You so much for reading and I hope to see you all back here Saturday with a Book Tag 🙂

BREE XOXO


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July Book Haul!

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Not only has July ended, but so has my uni holidays 😦

Unlike when I first started this blog, every month I have been acquiring more and more books; and trust me when I say that I am in no way disappointed by this. Rather I am quite thrilled that I have been able to work hard to gift myself these books, and on most occasions find bargains to save myself money for other things.

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Here are 5 of the 6 books I bought this month, not in order of purchase date, but in order of size.

I read Release by Patrick Ness for the BookTubeAthon 2017 and posted a spoilerish review on Monday, which can be viewed if you click this link or on the word above.

I also have a post of mini reviews for the Harry Potter series which includes my thoughts on The Prisoner of Azkaban, which I published a while ago, which can be accessed via this link or the link above.

And the last book I bought, but don’t anticipate to read for a long while is;

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  • The Trials Of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

I purchased this one from K-mart, because it is a large paperback and they dissapear after being on the shelves for a couple of months, also it matched my equally unread copy of The Hidden Oracle I purchased last year.

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Stay Happy, Healthy, and have a Lovely Week!!

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Thank You so much for reading! I hope to see you all back Monday for another review 🙂
BREE XOXO


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Release by Patrick Ness | Spoilery Review

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For the first day of the BookTubeAthon I read Release by Patrick Ness, a book that I’d been dying to pick up ever since its release earlier this year.

Release by Patrick Ness Book Cover .jpgGoodreads Summary:

Inspired by Mrs Dalloway and Judy Blume’s Forever, Release is one day in the life of Adam Thorn, 17. It’s a big day. Things go wrong. It’s intense, and all the while, weirdness approaches…

Adam Thorn is having what will turn out to be the most unsettling, difficult day of his life, with relationships fracturing, a harrowing incident at work, and a showdown between this gay teen and his preacher father that changes everything. It’s a day of confrontation, running, sex, love, heartbreak, and maybe, just maybe, hope. He won’t come out of it unchanged. And all the while, lurking at the edges of the story, something extraordinary and unsettling is on a collision course.

Continue reading “Release by Patrick Ness | Spoilery Review”

BookTubeAthon TBR!

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The BookTubeAthon starts tomorrow at Midnight! My friend Tracy (@trufflebooks) dragged me into this and now I’m going to attempt to read 7 books in 7 days!!

The prompts for the books are as listed below:

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So with the Tracy’s help, I managed to chose 7 books which I hope to, but  most likely will not finish within the seven days of the challenge.

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How To Read The Shadowhunter Books!

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If you are new to the Shadowhunter fandom, there are some basic facts about the series you must know before you start;

  • There are currently 3 series (as at July 2017)
  • 2 short story bind ups
  • There are also many companion books, including:
    • Shadowhunters & Downworlders edited by Cassandra Clare
    • The Shadowhunters Codex by Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis
    • An Illustrated History of Notable Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld by Cassandra Clare, illustrated by Cassandra Jean
    • Shadowhunters Colouring Book illustrated by Cassandra Jean
  • There is a movie titled ‘City Of Bones’ staring Lilly Collins and Jamie Bower Campbell.
  • A t.v. show titled ‘Shadowhunters’ aired last year. I advise against watching it as it is nothing like the storyline of the books, especially if you are truly wanting to immerse yourself into the shadowhunter world.
  • You will ship incest (don’t even try to deny it).

Continue reading “How To Read The Shadowhunter Books!”

A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas | Spoilery-ish Review

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So after much nagging from Tracy (@trufflebooks in Instagram), I have started this series and well let’s just say that I was warned and it truly was a rollercoaster.

A Court Of Thorns And Roses Book CoverGoodreads Summary:

Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

Continue reading “A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas | Spoilery-ish Review”